Monday, August 31, 2009

Lisa is supposed to start chemo on Wed. and hopefully that will still happen, but this afternoon she started getting nose bleeds again and for some unknown reason her hand has started shaking. Gail said that Lisa is very worried about all of this starting again. Lisa is feeling very weak again, it is such an up and down roller coaster ride for her. They appreciate all your prayers and are very thankful for all of you who have cared so much.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This was a special time up at the hospital this week , we meet an actor and two pilots from the Thurderbirds .
Lisa passed her chemo today so now we have a few days to relax and enjoy being at home before her next treatment which is Wednesday . Gail

By Gail Harder - Aug 29, 2009

By Gail Harder - Aug 29, 2009

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Greetings , Lisa woke up this morning with a HUGE smile on her face at first I did not think this was my child ( since I have not seen a smile for a couple of weeks ) it is still on her face as I am writing this tonight she told me this morning that she feels great and was ready for the next round of chemo which will start around 7 tonight . Lisa is still a little weak but I am so thrilled to see her beautiful smile again. Gail 8/26/09

08/27/09 Lisa had chemo last night. She has not been too sick yet, but the smile on her face has faded. Rest well Lisa, there is an end to all this in sight.

Friday, August 21, 2009

They received some answers about why Lisa has been so weak. Yesterday the doctors told them that Lisa has some fluid in her left lung. She just finished chemo and the doctors say it will be very hard for her to pass all the levels that she needs to pass to be able to go home. They also say that they will probably skip the next sched. chemo because that would be too hard on her body. Please pray that infection will not set in, and that Lisa will have the strength to get up and start moving around so her lung can heal.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lisa was able to start chemo. on Wed., although she was still very weak. The doctors have told them that she will have surgery on her other lung on Sept.17th, and her last session of chemo. will be Oct. 1st. Yeah, light at the end of the tunnel! You can do it Lisa!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Lisa is home now for a few days. Although she started feeling a little better she was not well enough to start chemo so the doctors sent them home. Her white blood cell count is still very low and she is feeling weak. The plan is to start chemo again this Wed. but that is still all up in the air depending on her blood count. While she was so sick and running a fever they ran a bunch of tests on Lisa, all of them came back normal. I guess that means that there was not something abnormal going on to make her sick, she was just sick from other things. That was a big relief. So for now Lisa is resting at home.


Friday, August 14, 2009

Lisa is feeling much better today. Her fever is gone and she has even cracked a smile or two. She was able to eat some Lucky Charms. Yum! Her counts were still not good enough to start chemo, but it is nice that she is just feeling better.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lisa slept pretty good last but this morning she spiked a fever again. She is very weak and worn out. She is having some swelling and her lip is pretty big. They have run several tests on Lisa and they will be letting the family know the results tomorrow. Everyone is feeling pretty anxious about the results because she has been so sick. We are all praying for you Lisa!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Still having a hard time

Gail just let me know that Lisa is having a hard time still and is very worn out. She is still running a high fever. Please pray that this will get under control.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lisa has been sick today and not really been able to eat. They are hoping that by dinner she will be able to eat a little something and keep it down. She is scheduled for chemo on Wed. but that is up in the air, as they do not not have the results of some test they ran and her blood counts are low. She is feeling very weak, they have painting that the kids can do and Lisa tried to paint a picture today but could only do it for about 10 min. and had to put it down because she just didn't have the energy and strength to be up.
This infection that she has gotten has really zapped her. She is on 2 different antibiotics but is still getting fevers. The fevers come and go. Right now she does not have one, but she has spiked a fever twice today. This is hard and frustrating, the end of chemo is in sight and they just want to move on. Pray for healing and strength.


Monday, August 10, 2009

up date

I got a text from Gail about 6:45 pm that said that Lisa's temp was back up to 103.3, and they were very worried. Just when they thought she was getting better the fever spiked again. She was given blood about 1:00 this afternoon and that went well. As I was getting home Gail texted again and said that her fever went back down around 8:00 pm and that she is starting to feel better. Her prayer is that God will help her appetite pick back up so that she will feel like eating and gain her strength back.
We are all praying for you Lisa, Hang in there.



Lisa is doing a little better. Her blood pressure is up, but not enough to be out of the woods.

Urgent Prayer Needed

I just received a message from Gail that said that Lisa is not doing well. She has gravely low blood pressure and need 2 units of blood but can not receive it until her pressure comes up. If her pressure does not come up as they are hoping she will have to be admitted into the ICU. Her temperature is going back down but she is still a sick little girl. It is amazing how quickly things can change. She had such a good day on Sat. while sitting at the garage sale and we saw lots of smiles. Pray that she will be back to that soon.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Back to the hospital

Tonight was going to be a fun night at the Volcano's game. It was cancer awareness night and the Harder's were going to get to sit in the owners box, but Lisa started getting nose bleeds and her temperature got to the level where she needed to go back to Doernbecher. They left about 4 and plan to stay until Lisa starts chemo on Wed. So pray that they can get all these symptom under control and she will be healthy enough to start chemo. I have not heard anything about surgery on her other lung, but I am sure that they will be discussing that with the doctors while they are up there.

Also a big thank you to all who donated and shopped at the Hope for Lisa garage sale. It was a big sucess.


Friday, August 7, 2009

The pathology results have come in on the spots they removed from Lisa's lungs. 4 of the 6 spots they removed were cancer. Those 4 spots were 95 percent dead. This was such a relief to the family and they were so glad that the chemo had worked so well.

There will be a garage sale Sat. as a fund raiser for Lisa. It will be at 2510 Brush College Rd NW. Next door to their house. Stop by to say hi, who knows you might even find a treasure!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


There will be a "Hope for Lisa" garage sale this Sat. from 9 to 4. It will be held next door to the Harders house at 2510 Brush College Rd. We would love to see all of you come and shop and if you have any "junk" that you have been wanting to get rid of but can't bear to have your own garage sale, why not donate it to the "hope for Lisa" garage sale! Drop any donations off at the Harders or next door at 2510 Brush College Rd. You can put them on the back porch of no one is home. Thanks!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Lisa came home on Fri. afternoon after having lung surgery and a session of chemo. She is doing well, moving a little slower and speaking a little softer, but that is to be expected. She came home to a nice surprise.... She has a newly decorated room! This was a total surprise for her and she says it is now her "dream room!" I will post some pictures of it soon.